English Higher

What is special about this course?

The course accommodates the content and structure to meet the requirements of the SQA syllabus and you will be prepated for the SQA examination, usually held in May each year.

Held as part of our evening class provision, the class is normally held in The NHC-Thurso, from 6pm - 9pm over 32 weeks, starting in early September. To ensure you have a place on the course,  the postal booking form should be returned to Admissions in good time.

If it is some time since you studied, you may find it helpful to attend over two years.

Entry requirements

  • You should hold the Standard Grade at level 1 or 2, or Intermediate 2
  • Individual applications will be considered at our discretion.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

How long will my course last?

One or two academic sessions.

This course is usually held as an Evening class at The NHC-Thurso from 6pm - 9pm over 32 weeks, with attendance once a week from September – May.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

Annually in early September.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.




What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Other relevant courses.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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